Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 29
Several Twitter users were left fuming after an image of Karnataka policemen questioning children, who allegedly participated in a play which portrayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi “in poor light”, began circulating on social media.
A sedition case was registered against a local school in Karnataka on Tuesday for allegedly allowing students to stage a drama, portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poor light in connection with the CAA and NRC.
Reacting to the development, a Twitter user said: “In Karnataka India, Muslim schoolchildren in 4th & 5th grade are being interrogated by the police because the school staged a play that opposed the citizenship act. Sedition charges filed. Does the @UNHumanRights know?
The management of Shaheen School was also booked for “promoting enmity between different groups” under Sections 124(A) and 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code.
Police said the case was registered on a complaint from social worker Neelesh Rakshyal on January 26.
The complainant alleged that that the school authorities ‘used’ the students to perform a drama on January 21, where they “abused” Modi for introducing the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens.
The management tried to create ‘fear’ among the Muslims that they would have to leave the country if the CAA and NRC are implemented, Rakshyal said.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the development:
In Karnataka India, Muslim schoolchildren in 4th & 5th grade are being interrogated by the police because the school staged a play that opposed the citizenship act. Sedition charges filed. Does the @UNHumanRights know? Are @StateDept @USCIRF @FoRB_EuroParl & @eu_eeas aware? pic.twitter.com/IRjclWUb9b— Yeh Log ! (@yehlog) January 28, 2020
IN BJP RULING STATE KARNATAKA,INDIA.— alam (@alam58834189) January 29, 2020
SEDITION CASE FILED AGAINST THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF INDIA FOR CAA.
EVEN CHILDREN ARE NOT SAFE IN BJP RULING STATE.
THEN WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BJP?
Few weeks ago, we saw a school in Karnataka showing depict of #babrimasjid demolition and no action was taken. Now when a school done a play against #CAA, it's a police case. Common in both the cases is the students. Where is equality in this? kids are been questioned by Police!— Ihsan (@amihsanali) January 29, 2020
Take care of these KARNATAKA school children along with Kunal, sedition charge has been filed against them.— زماں (@Delhiite_) January 29, 2020
They are innocents.
Keep Raising Your Voice, keep Protesting, Keep Resisting Against The Fasc!sts https://t.co/iaXbMsoYW3
Very shameful.....police have lost the charm of truthbearers ,protectors they r acting like gang members of a local Gang ....shame for bringing small kids in police station ....sharm se doob marna chahiye....what 70 years gave to them they have lost in just 6 years......— Mosss (@Mosss23700674) January 28, 2020
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